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Redrobes
01-29-2009, 08:55 PM
Just thought you guys might like these city scapes at night of London. The link came up over at boingboing and I reckon these are some cool shots.

Set 1 (http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2008/08/london_from_above_at_night.html)

Set 2 (http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2009/01/more_of_london_from_above_at_n.html)

jfrazierjr
01-29-2009, 09:52 PM
Cool stuff... of course... every time I see the London Eye, all I can think about is the Dr Who episode with it where it was used as some type of super antenna....

Steel General
01-29-2009, 10:36 PM
Picture #18 from set one, someone posted that here a couple of months ago...

Turgenev
01-29-2009, 10:41 PM
They're pretty impressive pictures. The streets in some of the shots (mainly the shots of the city/financial sector) remind me of lava flows. I also think of Doctor Who when I see the London Eye and the Gherkin.

ravells
01-30-2009, 12:36 PM
Fantastic shots. To get that sort of pinsharp clarity in low light and being in the air at the same time is pretty amazing.

Redrobes
01-30-2009, 12:44 PM
somewhere on there it said they were done using a helicopter with a stabilized mount - a gyro kind of thing I guess. To get such even trails from the car lights the exposures must have been very long indeed.

joćo paulo
01-30-2009, 03:25 PM
Thanks for the image of the Emirates Stadium.

Torq
01-30-2009, 03:58 PM
What absolutely fantastic shots. I love the outdoors and big natural environments but cities can be just as beautiful it seems.

Torq